Joanne has a BA Creative Writing and English, Edge Hill University 2008 and an MA Creative Writing, Edge Hill University 2010. She was joint winner of the inaugural Rhiannon Evans Poetry Scholarship 2010. From Parts Becoming Whole (The Knives Forks Spoons Press, 2011) is her first pamphlet of poetry. Joanne was winner of Poetry Wales Purple Moose Prize 2012. She lives in St.Helens.